Item description for Priestly Pedophiles by Earl K. Wilkinson...
In 1994, author Earl K. Wilkinson published a book, "People, Priests and Pedophiles," warning the Catholic Church that it had a problem because a number of priests within its ranks were pedophiles. The Church ignored this warning. Nearly ten years later, the Church was rocked to its foundation by the revelations that in the USA, not only were quite a high percentage of priests pedophiles, but they were allowed to continue to abuse children by their bishops covering up their crimes. The Church in the USA has not just suffered from loss of religious credibility, but also financial hardship, as many dioceses are forced into bankruptcy by the amounts of court-awarded compensation to victims of sexual abuse. Clearly, the Church has a problem. Clearly, solutions to this problem can only be achieved by finding and defining the problems. This book sets out to do just that - find and define the problems - in the sincere hope that it will assist the Church hierarchy to effectively eliminate them. "Why are the majority of religious pedophiles Catholic?" Are they? Fact or fiction? This book uses the latest research from many quarters in order to find the truth. "Why near nil cases in the Philippines?" That is a mystery, but explored at length. Maybe you will be shocked by the revelations. "Is celibacy the cause?" The expert views of many knowledgeable people are quoted and facts revealed. Earl K. Wilkinson carefully avoids pointing the finger of blame, but rather sensitively explores this area of shame in a sincere attempt that it will assist the Church, especially in the Philippines, to take the necessary steps to eliminate this evil from its house. A "must read" for every Catholic who cares about their Church.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date May 30, 2003
Publisher Book of Dreams
ISBN 3935508085 ISBN13 9783935508087